Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 22, 2002
Contact Sergeant V. Williams
Phone (909) 320-8000


Attempted Homicide

Riverside, Ca-  On 7-22-02 at 12:01 pm, officers from the Riverside Police Department were dispatched to 4029 Mission Inn Ave. regarding a stabbing victim. Upon arrival officers found a 33-year-old male on the west side of the building located at 4010 Mission Inn, bleeding from the upper chest area from a stab wound.

The victim was able to provide officers with a nickname and a description of the suspect before being transported to a local hospital. A witness to the incident told officers that the victim had been stabbed and provided details of the assault.

A short time later, officers located the suspect nearby at 4224 11th St. discarding a knife and items of bloody clothing; he was detained and subsequently identified by the witness.

Personnel from the Riverside Police Departmentís Crimes Against Personís Unit responded to conduct the follow-up investigation. The suspect, who has been identified as Zachary Johnson, 42 years old, was booked into the Riverside County Jail on the charge of attempted murder. The victim remains in critical condition at a local hospital.